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daniel k

hellcats>xp 180's

I was reading up on xp 180's for a 2s build, and saw that Ryan from MTB had said that hellcats>xp 180's>Rhino's. It was a Reddit post, and i was not sure whether he was referring to torque, or just general performance, but does anyone know? Also, would i be able to use XP 180's at most UK wars?
OldNoob

For 2s XP`s are better. They shed flywheels on 3s. 2s gets you mid 120's max on stock Stryfe wheels in a RS.
daniel k

OK, but am i better with XP's on a 2s or hellcats on a 3s
Boff

Hellcats on 3S net 130FPS average in a Stryfe with stock cage and motors. I've not seen XP180s clear that on 2S.
OldNoob

That is a small sample over an F1 crony (inaccurate base model too) admittedly under natural light but still not a reliable chrono. I trust Dean more than most but that data isn't great.
Wait until a full spread of Hellcat data is in. If you are running 3s run Hellcats as the XP's are too hot IMO on 3s and the shaft is too short.
Boff

It's the only data I could find. I don't normally trust F1s either but beggars can't be choosers. Smile

I would have Hellcat data but this muppet decided it was a good idea to melt the switch in his Rapidstrike. I've got chocolate en route and will fuel a CarrierII with it to get a working RS. I don't expect data before BB3 but I have the darts on hand and blasters are going out for drilling tomorrow so it should be before the end of October for a full spread.
OldNoob

My data will be around then too, then we can see properly what's going on.
tbr

If it helps. my latest stryfe build has Hellcats running on 3S in a stock cage with Worker Flywheels and the Max I was getting out of it was 116fps on the Chrono at GuN, but I did only put about 12 darts or so through it. Also I was on my own and have never used a Chrono before so I could have been doing it wrong (but what could I have done wrong?).
OldNoob

If you used a relatively dark dart and shot clean over the chrono from just infront of it then those readings would be accurate. Misreads are usually over high, like I got 1000fps out my HIRicane quite a few times! I would say not box fresh darts could account for sub 120 performance but the video linked by Boff shows quite a few high teens shots as well as the 130, hence why we do a big sample average.
Boff

Fun fact: I put 130 Rhino and Workers out of a Desolator last night and got 117FPS average over 17 shots with black Gen 3 Koosh. This was using the Prochrono with the lighting kit on board. It does surprise me that a Stryfe on HCs would only get 116FPS. The mystery deepens...
tbr

I used green fresh zombiestrike darts as having good quality darts was one thing I did know to do, but I seem to remember the room seemed quite dark I was testing in if that makes a difference... and it's my first ever motor/LiPo mod so it's possible I may have done something sub-optimal during the build.

I was a bit disapointed so my new build is using Rhino's as the faffing cutting the bodywork, adding the motor cover, smoothing it all out etc didn't seem worth the performace gains vs time. (Although I do it for the fun of the build really not the end product anyway)
OldNoob

If you use XP's or 3240's with worker or artifact wheels you will notice the difference. I never chrono inside either.
Davera

I will chronograph my Stryfe with Hellcats and worker Flywheel this week to add to the data.
tbr

Davera wrote:
I will chronograph my Stryfe with Hellcats and worker Flywheel this week to add to the data.


I will be VERY interested in your data.

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